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Poster: billydlions Date: Jun 8, 2007 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question about religion (non-Dead)

I think there are 2 theories about that question, although I am no expert. One theory is that when God created the earth it was already thousands of years old. remember that 1 day to God is a thousand years to man (or something like that). A second theory comes from 2nd Peter which describes an earth age that existed before the creation of man. In other words the Angelic beings lived somewhere before Satan left God in his rebellion. I guess this is where the faith aspect of Christianity comes in. Once again I'm no authority on the subject and am not trying to preach to anyone here, just answering your question.

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Poster: Scrim Date: Jun 8, 2007 2:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question about religion (non-Dead)

Cool, thanks. I really am curious as to how it all fits in. And how about all of the other planets and solar systems? Did He create those too? Or were those created by different Gods?

Speaking of different Gods, is the christian God the same as the one(s) the muslims pray to? How about the Buddhists and Hindus? I can only imagine that there would only be One, unles when the Christian God made the earth he made other Gods? If not, do all the christians quietly laugh at the Hindus for believing in their multiple Gods? I would bet that christians really want to save the hindus from their folly so that the Hindus could go to christian heaven. And if Christians don't believe in the Hindu gods, why should they expect us to believe in their God????

Wow, so many questions I haven't thought of before. Someone help me sort through the madness.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 8, 2007 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question about religion (non-Dead)

I believe in the hindu love gods - they did a mean cover of prince's raspberry beret.

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Poster: darkeyes Date: Jun 8, 2007 4:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question about religion (non-Dead)

You need to read the Genesis account, get yourself a bible, and check it out for yourself. (Gen. 1 and 2). Answers in Genesis (www.answersingenesis.com)can answer any question you may have about creation. I believe in one God, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the creator and sustainer of life. Creation itself proves their is a God (Psalm 19), "the heavens declare, or proclaim, the glory of God. The Bible also explains that to see the creation, the beauty of God's creation, "we are without excuse" (Romans 1:19-20).

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jun 9, 2007 12:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question about religion (non-Dead)

Not different gods but different eyes, or facets, or names. An common sound is how Jesus said the word God, assuming he did speak Aramaic. Here's an interesting article that discusses the 'Masks of God' (Joseph Campbell's phrase):
http://www.zaytuna.org/seasonsjournal/article.cfm?article_id=85

The Grateful Dead made 'Not Fade away' sound theological, saying with experiential certainty. You know our love will not fade away -- has both fear and a hope in it.



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